Question: They are all the same, Ganesha and the other Gods?Sri Chinmoy: They are all the branches. The Tree is one. You have studied Indian Scriptures? Yes? Oh, I am happy. "Ganesha: AUM Dakshina Ganesha." That is what they say. "Oh, Lord Ganesh, please grant me your help and blessings."
Sri Chinmoy, Earth’s cry meets Heaven’s smile, part 3, Agni Press, 1978